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which gtx260 should i get

Discussion in 'NVIDIA' started by mogli, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. mogli New Member

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    My options are:
    Asus ENGTX260/HTDI/896MB, SP216, 55nm
    Gigabyte GTX260OC, 896MB, GV-N26OC-896H-B, SP216
    Palit GTX 260, 896MB, Sonic
    Gainward GTX260, 896MB, Golden Sample

    all are priced around 190€, Thanx in advance!!
     
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    Gainward or Palit are both good nVidia partners where as GB and Asus in my mind are ATI.

    I like Palits stuff but Gainwards "Golden Samples" clock nicely too...personal choice, but I'd get the Palit because the frog logo is pretty random but very cool. :laugh:

    Any of the above are good cards and you wont be disappointed with any one of them. :)
     
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I hear nothing but good things on the Gainward Golden Sample cards. The Palit is a Gainward, except the GS is a better binned GPU.
     
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    Thanx for quick answers!
    I've got a couple of questions regarding gainward/palit card.
    1. Is it a noisy card?
    2. Can both fans be rpm controlled?
     
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    Not noisy @ 50% fan speed, also, they can be controlled with RivaTuner or usually some other software that comes with the card.
     
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    The Gigabyte is factory OC'ed which is very nice and if you are willing to spend the money, buy the XFX GTX 260 Black Edition. In benchmarking it proves to be the best. 666MHz core speed.
     
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    Doesn't OC in the name of the Gigabyte's card refer to it having 216sp but not actualy being over clocked?!
    I can get the XFX card but it costs around 260€, i don't think it's worth that extra 70€
     
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    I'd get THIS one ;)

    Check that framebuffer baby!

    W00t!
     
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    It is quite a lot more but check the core speed.
    Higher than most GTX280s.
     

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